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Nov 9, 2012 12:00am PST
science, technology, and improved econ performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: with the election over, there's new talk in washington about finally coming to grips with taxes, spending and the deficit. the mammoth problem has been hanging over congress and president for many months, and now, time is running out. in just five days, lawmakers troop back to the capitol for a final, lame-duck session. and they are under mounting pressure to avoid going off the much-talked-about fiscal cliff. come january 1, the bush-era tax cuts will expire as will a 2% payroll tax cut that was passed in december of 2010. at the same time, large automatic spending cuts would begin to bite-- 10% less for defense in 2013 and an 8% cut in domestic programs. the result-- according to federal reserve chairman ben bernanke-- could be disastrous. he said
PBS
Nov 7, 2012 6:30pm PST
.5%, the energy sector dropped 3.1%, and technology was under pressure again, down 2.8%. big banking stocks, bank of america and j.p. morgan, were the top losers among dow jones industrial stocks. bank of america saw heavy selling, down 7.1%. volume was very heavy with more than 285 million shares. j.p. morgan dropped 5.6% on more than double its usual volume. within the broader financial sector, investment bank morgan stanley led the losers, falling 8.6%. this is a six week low. analysts point to the threat of financial regulation, europe and the fiscal cliff for areas of concern for the financial industry. in energy, it was coal stocks driving the selling. coal shares had staged a small rally in recent weeks, showing some optimism regarding mitt romney's presidential campaign. but with president obama's re- election, coal companies sold off. arch coal was down 12.5%. alpha natural resources dropped 12.2%. peabody energy shed 9.6%. the industry may see more clean air regulations in president obama's second term, hurting demand. healthcare was also in focus today after the election. and among the
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm PST
another 1.4%. technology has been particular weak in this recent market sell- off. new product launches from apple and microsoft have not been enough to erase worries about consumer and company spending on technology. the sector exchange traded tells the story-- it fell 1.4% today at a three and a half month low. internet networking gear maker cisco systems was among those leading the way lower. it fell 2.2%. cisco is due to report earnings next week, giving investors a peak into its turnaround effort and corporate tech spending. the holiday sales may be starting earlier than ever this year, but some retailers, they've seen investor sales hit their stock prices. kohl's and coach target different types of shoppers, but both suffered stock drops. coach fell 5.3%. coach's business has been helped by its stores in china. a new set of communist leaders are expected to be announced in china in the coming days. meantime, kohl's fell 5.1%, despite better than expected quarterly results. it's holiday forecast was a little shy of expectations. consumer giant disney can credit its media business f
PBS
Nov 12, 2012 6:30pm PST
interesting. >> a lot of western technology firms build for instance disk drives in thailand. when thai experienced severe flooding those western companies got hit. what is attractive about thailand for long-term investors? >> it's mainly political to begin with. as you know they went through a lot of political turmoil. you had the red shirts, the yellow shirts, fighting on the streets of bangkok and so forth but they have a fufl foundation for political stability which is very good. and also they have a very diversified economy. >> we'll continue talking with mark mobius tomorrow, china's communist party selects a new set of leaders this week. we will talk about how this change in power could impact china's economic relationship with america, and american investors. >> reporter: i'm sylvia hall in washington- still ahead, u.s. borrowers owe more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. so could helping them pay it down be a $1 trillion industry? i'll introduce you to some entrepreneurs who think so. >> susie: besides the fiscal cliff, investors and traders on wall street were talking abo
PBS
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm PST
will be replaced by two women who worked with him. he's the second high-level executive to leave a technology giant in as many weeks. the head of apple's iphone software unit left in a management shake-up late last month. >> susie: want more evidence that a housing recovery is under way? look no further than home depot's latest earnings report. the home improvement chain released positive third quarter earnings, but it's the company's outlook for the future that is getting the most attention. erika miller reports. ( hammering ) >> reporter: you could say home depot "nailed it," reporting better than expected third quarter earnings. profits rose 23% from a year ago to 74 cents a share. revenues were up nearly 5%. and, remember, the latest results don't even include the sales lift from superstorm sandy. home depot also raised its profit outlook for the year. if housing continues to improve, experts say it's a bullish sign for the rest of the economy. >> now, as we start to see residential investment recovery, that should help other sectors of the economy through demand for building materials, through
PBS
Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm PST
and that goes to the technology that we've been able to develop-- that our scientists have been able to put into seeds. >> reporter: still the summer drought was devastating. the government expects the u.s. corn crop will be about 13% smaller than last year's and the soybean crop could be about 4% smaller. scoville also worries the weather problems that plagued the u.s. will spread to other regions. >> there is still uncertainty as to how the south american situation will turn out. we have had a very delayed planting season down in argentina and southern brazil and there is a chance we could lose some acres there and have them go over to beans. >> the government won't have the final tally on this year's crop until january. but, scoville thinks prices for all grains could remain high until at least the middle of next year because supplies are abnormally tight. >> tom: the words apple and bear market rarely appear in the same sentence. but the tech giant's stock is officially in bear market territory. while the stock gained nearly 2% today, it's still down more than 20% from it's record high
PBS
Nov 14, 2012 12:00am PST
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Nov 10, 2012 12:00am PST
reduce the readmissions to hospitals, we do a better job on using technology, less tests. we manage the more complicated medical interventions. we reduce hospital infection rates. there's a lot of ways that you can reduce health-care costs by reducing health-care costs rereduce medicare cost and medicaid cost. that's the way to do it and i think we have to enforce those types of delivery system reforms. i think democrats an republicans are prepared to do that i agree with senator corker. we need to combine revenues with real savings in spending. and that means yes, we have to have reductions in the gross rate of health-care costs. >> brown: senator corker, we are talking, are you both in the senate chamber but do you see the kind of things you're talking about specifically on the revenue side, do you really feel that there is that potential for movement in the house? because i mean do you hear that in the language of mr. boehner an others today after the election? >> i do. >> brown: you do. >> i really do. now at the end of the day, you know, ben and i serve in the senate and i have
PBS
Nov 13, 2012 12:00am PST
, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the downfall of david petraeus showed no sign of fading into the background today. instead, there was every indication that his admission of adultery will echo far beyond the end of his career at the c.i.a. >> a personal scandal forces c.i.a. director david petraeus to... >> i want to start out with this out of the blue thunder bolt that hit washington friday. >> brown: all weekend in washington the details kept coming along with more questions. after david petraeus' sudden resignation on friday because he had had an extra marital affair quickly revealed to involve his biographer paula broadwell. her book came out last january. appearing on c-span she recalled first meeting petraeus several years earlier. >> he came to harvard university where i was a g
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